I think I listened to Voices & Images by Camouflage a zillion times last week, before I got on a Spiritualized kick (which I started to discuss in Episode 31). This probably borders on heresy to some, but I think that album is just as good as anything Depeche Mode released in the 80s.
I remember when I found that CD, as I had never heard of the band. I got it because it looked cool, and it was $1.97 at Maj-R-Thrift.
If there’s anything I can do with this website, it’s to chronicle my path of musical discoveries. Very rarely do I go systematically through every album by a particular artist before I’m sidetracked by something else. I routinely pre-judge albums by their covers or band pictures. While that certainly doesn’t always work (U2 was best when the members looked the worst), it’s a perfectly good way to discover new stuff. Don’t fear this absent-minded approach, as it has certainly reaped some nice rewards for me!
- “The Great Commandment” – Camouflage (Voices & Images/Atlantic/1988)
- “Room For Skin” – Grant McLennan (In Your Bright Ray/Beggars Banquet/1997)
- “Later On that Night” – The Bats (The Guilty Office/Hidden Agenda/2008)
- “To Be With the Girl” – Jonathon Smith (…Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous/independent/2008)
- “A Blessing in Disguise” – Lost Dogs (Gift Horse/BEC/2000)